I have just one post this month but its an instant classic in all sense of the word. I've heard mention of Volume 2 of this compilation, which I have a copy of a copy of and would be willing to put up here if people are interested. But I have never heard any mention of volume 1. A Classic Slice Of Teenage Angst is an amazing compilation that gives a great idea of what DIY ethos and 150 pounds can accomplish. Made in the wake of the Earcom compilations, 110 copies of this cassette were distributed along with a 16 page zine with information about all the bands as well as whatever the author cared to add. Since this cassette is a copy of an original its got a bit of hiss, but it doesn't take away from the sheer brilliance of this compilation.
Anyone who is familiar with Waxi will know this next one. The Wilson Brothers with their LP Jesus Will Lead You. A five piece with guitar, bass, drums and keyboard doing raw gospel tracks that will have you dancing in no time. The band is four brothers out of Palo Alto California rocking out while their Reverend(Dad?) playing keyboards. According to the back of the record they started playing in 1971 when they were 10, 9, 8 and 6. At the time of the recording they were 19, 18, 16 and 15 so that would put this recording around 1980 I believe, although it looks older so I could be wrong. Either way, grab it, you will not be disappointed.
The Wilson Brothers - Jesus Will Lead You(1971/1980)?
2. Get Up And Serve The Lord
3. Let There Be Peace
4. Holy Spirit
5. Jesus Will Lead You
6. Up A Little Higher
7. Who Saved Me
8. God Is Good
9. Call On Jesus
Well its the new year and about time for me to put up a new
post. My new year's resolution is to be posting on here at least once a
month. To start off this year I have a goodie I found at the goodwill
just this week. Ruby and The Dreamers with their album A Right To Be
Free. Stellar Gospel with funk tinges. This was on Pavilion records
and distributed by Century Custom out of Oakland California. Ruby
Shield's vocals on the opening track A Right To Be Free are simply
beautiful. Seconded by Willie Shields on Why I Shed Tears. The album
takes a turn with Go On and Move with some funky jams. One more album
coming up soon for today.
Ruby And The Dreamers - A Right To Be Free (19??)
1. A Right To Be Free
2. I Can't Stand It
3. Johnny And Mary
4. Tell It Like It Is
5. That's The Way It's Meant To Be
7. Why I Shed Tears
8. Go On And Move
9. You've Got To Have Love
So I realize I haven't been posting a lot due to work and school eating up most of my time so I thought I'd post something extra for this weekend. A friend showed me this record awhile back, and its one of of my favorite things in my collection. Wheelz of Steel was a Rock/Metal, band out of Wisconsin. The band consisted of Raymond Markowski and Richard Markowski(twin brothers) and "T-R". T-R was what they called their drum machine, something from the Roland TR series. This LP is 8 tracks of amazingness, from songs about underage crushes becoming legal, being rock n roll leaders, and traveling through space. Rumor has it that they used the name Wheelz of Steel because they were in wheelchairs. At points this LP drifts off into an almost post-punk sound due to the drum machines and ripping guitar styles. For fans of Hawkwind, Chrome and future metal.
If you choose to download one thing from this blog, this is it.
Wheelz of Steel - Volume One (1982/3)
1. Lady's 18
2. Outerspace Man
3. Soul Giver
4. Cold People
5. Why Me/Thrills
7. Tortcher City
I think this will be the last post for today, but its a fun one. I don't think I can quite do a good job of explaining this record or the madness that is Stew Lane( Stewart MacFarlane). The best i can do is leave one of their music videos here for a demo of what's in store.
Support Stew Lane & The Untouchables and hear their LP on CDBaby.
Stew Lane & The Untouchables - Play This Song(1980)
If you haven't heard Los Microwaves before you've been missing out alot. This EP came out in 79, one year after their first EP. These tracks appear on their LP as well, Life After Breakfast which is definitely worth a listen.. Los Microwaves members all worked on the Baby Buddha Music for Teenage Sex LP and David Javelosa had his hands in many projects surrounding Posh boy records.
In a nutshell: fast paced upbeat synth pop party music.
Los Microwaves - Radio Heart(1979)
1. Radio Heart
2. Coast to Coast
I've got a few EPs for you today. To start it off we have a Kugelberg Classic coming in a number 74. If you haven't heard this before or its classic track "I Saw My Baby in the Meat Section" you are in for a treat. Snotty KBD punk with tongue in cheek morbid lyrics, even some odd keyboards lines to keep you on the edge. Angst ridden lyrics such as "Things are everywhere, What should I avoid? Don't ask me you idiot, I'm no Freud" will have everyone pleased.
The Happy Cadavers - With Illustrations (1982)
1. Nothing New
2. I Saw My Baby in the Meat Section
4. Rigorous Mortis